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Aaron Barrett

Aaron Barrett

Nineteen years ago Aaron Barrett was in his first job—software tester at a small educational software company. Since that time, Aaron has held testing, development, and management roles in a variety of organizations in the government, education, and business software verticals. Vice president of software engineering at Infusionsoft in Chandler, AZ, and a certified ScrumMaster, Aaron currently oversees a development group that operates in an agile Scrum software development environment. Aaron has driven hard to produce high-quality, valuable software by marrying his technology know-how with business acumen.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
Projects & Teams
Innovation for Existing Software Product: An R&D Approach

In the world of software, innovating an existing product often makes the difference between continued success and rapid irrelevance and failure. Although innovation can come from many different sources, it can be difficult to develop breakthrough innovations while simultaneously trying to maintain an existing piece of software. Aaron Barrett says that a stand-alone R&D team, freed from the constraints of production software, is a great answer to this dilemma. Join Aaron as he shares some simple guidelines to facilitate the process of integrating R&D efforts into an existing software product while avoiding R&D that does not lead to production-ready systems. Learn how and when to get company buy-in, actively engage your developers, and develop with your go-to-market strategy in mind to reap the innovation benefits of a dedicated R&D team.